The Big Wivenhoe Read
The Big Party at The William Loveless Hall
Sat 23 Oct 7.30pm tickets £10
LIVE JAZZ! Dancing to the fantastic Peter Jezard and The Blackwater Band!
COME IN 1940s COSTUME!
Light snacks will be provided.
Tickets for all events are now on sale in the bookshop or on the door
Phone us on 01206 824050 or email us to reserve your ticket
Previous Big Read Events
Reading Groups at The Greyhound, Wivenhoe
Weds 13 Oct 7pm, Friday 15 Oct 12.45
The Big Film at The Nottage, Wivenhoe
Sun 17 October 7.30pm tickets £5
The Big Sleep is a must for noir fans, smoky, and stylishly shot with sharp, witty dialogue and sleek innuendo. Anti-hero, detective Philip Marlowe is quickly plunged into a puzzle of pornography, drug abuse, gambling and murder – seven murders, to be precise.
The restrictions of the day meant that the film could merely hint at the depravity underlying the plot, but it is deftly done. The script is intelligently written, with acclaimed author William Faulkner among the screenwriters. The suggestive dialogue between Bogie and Bacall was considered racy for the time, and is still compelling to watch today.
Rachael Webster will be giving a talk, and answering questions, before the screening. Rachael teaches film at a local college, and her particular areas of interest are genre, and gendered films.
Phone us on 01206 824050 or email to reserve your tickets
The Big Talk at Wivenhoe Library
Weds 20 October 7.30pm tickets £5
‘The Noir Thriller’
Dr Alan Cardew is a Senior Lecturer at the University of Essex, where he has taught since since 1980. He will give a talk, and answer questions on ‘The Noir Thriller’, comparing Chandler’s classic novel with others in the same period and genre, and giving some sociological background to the popularity of detective fiction at this time.